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US to accuse Iran of violating Chemical Weapons Convention

It was announced on Friday that the Trump administration plans to accuse Iran of violating the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention, which outlaws the production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons. The plan is to...


Case Study: Demining in the Balkans

The Yugoslav Crises: A Brief Synopsis The Yugoslav Wars were the culmination of ethnic conflicts, wars of independence, and insurgencies fought from 1991 to 2001 in the former Yugoslavia, which led to the breakup...


Lost Argentine submarine located

Wreckage from the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan (S-42), which was lost on 15 November 2017 with all 44 crew on board, has been located in the Atlantic Ocean about 600 km east of...


Pandora Report 11.16.2018

We’re back from the 5th Ministerial Meeting of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA)! We’ll be reporting out on this event in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for all things GHSA....


No timeline set for US withdrawal from INF Treaty

US leaders are in talks with major allies and partner nations about how to proceed if the US withdraws from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), according to the US State Department’s Under...


China’s Hongda details HD-1 supersonic cruise missile family

China’s Guangdong Hongda Blasting Company (Hongda), a Guangzhou-based company specialising in mining and industrial explosives, has showcased its new indigenously developed and export-oriented HD-1 supersonic cruise missile designed for precision land attack and anti-ship...


You’re Invited! New RadIQ Training

On December 18th, FR’s training division HazMatIQ is holding a RadIQ Response Training session in Miami, FL. This course covers important information for responders to use in the hot zone. This course is limited...


Iran sticking to nuclear deal conditions: IAEA

Vienna (AFP) Nov 12, 2018 – Iran has been abiding by the terms of its nuclear deal with global powers, the latest report from the UN atomic watchdog indicated Monday, days after fresh US...


Charles Stark Draper Lab tapped for nuclear missile tube research

Washington (UPI) Nov 12, 2018 – The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory has been awarded $109.5 million for research into common missile compartment guidance requirements for the U.S. Columbia-class and U.K. Dreadnought-class ballistic missile submarine...


US delays UN approval of aid for North Korea

United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 8, 2018 – The United States is delaying approval of several requests for sanctions exemptions to deliver tractors, spare parts and other goods needed for humanitarian relief in...


North Korea ‘hiding missile bases’, US researchers say

Washington (AFP) Nov 13, 2018 – North Korea is operating at least 13 undeclared bases to hide mobile, nuclear-capable missiles, a new study asserted Monday, as progress stalls on US President Donald Trump’s signature...


Russian deploys new CBRN vehicle to Syria

Russia has deployed its newest chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle to Syria to operate with military police units patrolling the Idlib de-escalation zone. An RKhM-6 vehicle was seen in footage shown...

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